first_imgA pair of Senate runoffs in Georgia that will determine which party controls the chamber has reordered the political universe in the days since the election, influencing nearly every decision by members of both parties, including the refusal of most Republicans to recognize President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory.Senators are lining up day trips to Atlanta to campaign. Party leaders are carefully calibrating their postelection messages to frame the fight on the ground. And Mr. Biden’s transition team is tailoring its plans to two drastically different outcomes, preparing an ambitious agenda in case Democrats are able to win both races and take control of the Senate, and a more pared-back one in case they fall short.- Advertisement – The most jarring consequence has been Republicans’ refusal to challenge Mr. Trump’s false claims that he won the election. Though most leading Republicans have not repeated his claims, they have also declined to acknowledge Mr. Biden’s clear victory, fearing that doing so would enrage the president and his loyal base of supporters ahead of January.“We need his voters,” Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the second-ranking Republican, told reporters on Wednesday. “Right now, he’s trying to get through the final stages of his election and determine the outcome there. But when that’s all said and done, however it comes out, we want him helping in Georgia.” And Vice President Mike Pence told senators privately on Tuesday that he planned to jet down to Georgia next week to campaign.Democrats were seeking to rally their own voters and donors in a long-shot bid to win both races in a historically conservative state where their party has often fallen short in runoff contests.“When it comes to the Senate, it’s not over, at all,” Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority leader, said on Wednesday. “Georgia is close.” The contests pit two Republican senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, against the Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock. But they are quickly becoming nationalized into referendums on Mr. Biden’s victory and the direction of the country.The impact was apparent throughout the Capitol. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, privately warned House members to watch their words in the coming weeks to deny Republicans any new ammunition to caricature the Democrats as extremists.Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, bucked up Mr. Trump and expressed outrage over Democrats insisting the president concede.- Advertisement – Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was on the ground Wednesday in the Atlanta suburbs rallying with Ms. Loeffler at a Save Our Majority Rally, an indoor event at which many attendees did not wear masks. Senator Rick Scott, the newly elected chairman of Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, is scheduled to hold a fund-raiser in the state on Thursday. The stakes are staggeringly high for both sides. With Republicans on track to control 50 Senate seats and Democrats 48, the twin runoffs on Jan. 5 will determine how much power Mr. Biden can wield in a post-Trump Washington.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgAdditional bedrooms, a multipurpose room, study nook, utility rooms and a private courtyard are on the lower level.Each home also boasts a 3.12kW solar power system connected to a battery-ready, Home Energy Management System. The first stage of the Ison Collection will feature a modern take on the Queenslander-style home.It’s not quite a house but it’s more than your typical apartment or townhouse. Developer P3 Group is calling it the “City Home” – a scaled-down version of a typical house.Six four bedroom, tri-level city homes have been built in the Ison Collection, on Ison St at Morningside. A further six three bedroom tri-level city homes are being built as part of the adjacent Lawson Collection on Lawson St.Glenn Baird of P3 Projects, the developer, said the homes were a “21st century reimagination of the traditional Queenslander”.“Like the traditional Queenslander, the homes take advantage of natural light, open plan living, and cross way airflow,” he said.“They have taken on those qualities but then embraced that modern inner-city, low- maintenance lifestyle.” Mr Baird said the technology could easily run airconditioning and heating systems, and would cater for the addition of a battery-powered car in the future. Outside, artificial grass replaces the usual turfed lawns.“The use of artificial grass is still a bit unusual, it’s not typical in new developments, but these are all about low maintenance,” Mr Baird said. To date, two city homes have sold to a young professional family and empty-nesters, and one is under contract. Smaller than a typical house but bigger than an average townhouse, the 300sq m tri-level homes have been built on smaller, manageable lots, with residents entering the main living spaces from the second level.Entry to each home is via a landscaped courtyard or from the secure, two car automatic garage, with the spacious private master suite occupying the balance of the second level. The upper level comprises an Italian-made kitchen, generous living areas and an expansive entertainer’s terrace. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago The remaining homes in the Ison Collection are priced from $1.095 million to $1.195 million, with only one being sold as freehold.Jillian Wilkinson bought one of the two freehold Ison homes: “It’s not like an apartment at all. It’s like having a smaller house,” she said.Homes within the Lawson Collection are expected to be completed early next year, and offered to the market within the first quarter.Meanwhile, one of the two original character homes – Lawson – has been listed for sale, with the four-bedroom beauty fully renovated. The Ison character home will be up for grabs soon.All of the homes are within easy reach of the lifestyle hubs of Hawthorne and Bulimba, public transport corridors and the Brisbane River. “Our focus has been on delivering a lifestyle option with a low-maintenance footprint,” Mr Baird said.last_img read more

first_imgMetricon Home’s Metro 31 display home at Helensvale’s The Surrounds.Metricon Queensland general manager Peter Ryan said it was an honour to receive the award.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“To receive this recognition for our workmanship, design and innovation is a thrill and a credit to our Queensland team,” he said.“Entering the Master Builders Housing and Construction Awards has allowed us to showcase what we do and how proud we are of our team.” Renders of Sunland’s Magnoli Residences.“The commercial projects completed in our region over the past year will have a positive impact on the local community now and into the future.“The quality of the winning homes is second to none and epitomise what coastal living is all about.”The full list of winners can be found here Metricon Homes has won a Master Builders Queensland award for its Metro 31 display home at Helensvale’s The Surrounds.THE Gold Coast’s best houses, developments and builders will represent the glitz and glamour of the Glitter Strip at the Master Builders Queensland state awards next month.There were 50 award recipients at the Gold Coast ceremony last month, which was one of nine to be held across the state.They will now compete in the State Housing and Construction Awards to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 12.Among the winners was Metricon Homes, which claimed one of the five ‘Best Display Homes’ categories for its Metro 31 design on display at The Surrounds in Helensvale.center_img The Tilbury residential community, Coomera by Bos Property Group.Bos Property Group was also recognised for The Tilbury Residences at Upper Coomera while Sunland Group was honoured for Magnoli Residences at Palm Beach.Master Builders’ Gold Coast regional manager John Duncalfe said the standard of projects entered in the awards was “extremely impressive”.“It’s been a massive few years for the Gold Coast, with preparation for the Commonwealth Games taking centre stage,” he said.last_img read more

first_img “Then, the market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players? “There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Man United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off. “I’m sure we are capable, when we get back to normality, that we can do the business that we want to.” FIFA confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the market would be slotted in between the end of the current season and the start of the next campaign – both of which are yet to be decided. Football’s governing body also confirmed that players whose contracts are set to expire on June 30 – such as Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and Chelsea winger Willian – will have their deals extended until the campaign finishes. United have been heavily linked with Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, with the West Midlands club set to fight against relegation when the season resumes. read also:​Schmeichel urges Man Utd to stick with Solskjaer In other news, former United striker Dimitar Berbatov has outlined why he thinks Spurs striker Harry Kane will move to Old Trafford. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has declared that his side will be in a position to “exploit” the opportunities open to them when the transfer market re-opens. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in signing the Croatian The Premier League – and indeed football across Europe – was brought to a halt last month due to the spread of coronavirus, with the English season extended indefinitely last week. As such, Newcastle, Southampton and Bournemouth are among the top-flight clubs to have taken advantage of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to protect from the fall in revenues. The lack of football is expected to have an impact on countless clubs across Europe and could lead to pressure to sell when the transfer window re-opens, but United are in no such position having announced they will pay all staff using club funds. Speaking to Sky Sports, Solskjaer spoke of how United – “one of the biggest” clubs – must be ready to use their financial prowess to pounce on potential deals when the market opens. “Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it’s very important we’re ready when that happens,” the manager said. “We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans, we’ve evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we’ve looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls like this Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more